By Mike Miliard 11:05 am December 31, 2015
In 2015, heath IT got BIG: Big data. Big data breaches. Big EHR contracts. Big M&A deals. Big anticipation about ICD-10. Big plans for (and frustrations with) meaningful use. Big fears about cybersecurity. Big hopes for the future of connected care and population health.
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By Mike Miliard 11:03 am December 31, 2015
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, in tandem with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, issued a request for information this week -- wanting to hear from providers and vendors as the agencies look to reduce the burden of reporting clinical quality measures.
Money and tech
By Jessica Davis 10:23 am December 29, 2015
The recent CMS 90/10 final rule extends the 2011 federal funding regulation for Medicaid Eligibility systems. It's just one of the latest CMS efforts to support states attempting to modernize and develop more effective Medicaid IT systems.
By Mike Miliard 10:21 am December 22, 2015
A blanket hardship exception from 2015's meaningful use reimbursement penalties passed both the House and Senate last week as part of the Patient Access and Medicare Protection Act, offering providers wider latitude for securing exemptions from possible fines.
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
By Bernie Monegain 08:29 am December 17, 2015
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center has won its second Davies Award from the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, representing the first time the society has given its top award twice to a single facility.
By Henry Powderly 10:45 am December 15, 2015
The public health system will also use Cerner's patient engagement tool, which takes patient data and uses it to suggest wellness tools and other health tracking options.
White House
By Jessica Davis 02:23 pm December 14, 2015
The conservative Association of American Physicians and Surgeons on Monday challenged the employer insurance of the Affordable Care Act, asking the U.S. Supreme Court to grant a writ of certiorari in the case of Stephen F. Hotze, MD, and Braidwood Management v. Sylvia Matthews Burwell and Jacob J. Lew.
By Skip Snow 06:17 am December 09, 2015
Terri Steinberg, MD, is chief health information officer and vice president for population health informatics at Christiana Care. She was the CMIO of the organization until this year -- but says her new role helps better address the needs of those not within the health system.
By Jessica Davis 10:53 am December 08, 2015
HealthNet, Indiana's largest federally-qualified health center, has been selected as a 2015 HIMSS Ambulatory Davies Award recipient, while HIMSS Analytics has honored 76 Hattiesburg clinics in Mississippi for attaining Stage 7 on it Ambulatory EMRAM.
Phoenix Children's Hospital
By Henry Powderly 03:03 pm December 03, 2015
Nearly 100 hospitals were singled out by The Leapfrog Group this week for performing at the highest levels of quality and safety: lower infection rates, higher high-risk procedure survival rates, shorter lengths of stay and fewer readmissions.

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